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Running Out of Daylight

The Living Fields – Running Out Of Daylight

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Published on: June 6, 2011

If you’d spent the last decade doing the same thing with little reward or recognition, no one would blame you if you decided that perhaps you should give things up and try something a bit different. It’s to their credit, therefore that US based Doom merchants The Living Fields didn’t [...]

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Orange Goblin – Five CD Boxset

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Published on: May 30, 2011

Once upon a time in a galaxy not too far away actually, someone took three chords and the truth and brought us that wonderful thing called heavy metal. Whether it’s in studio or live form we usually get our fixes from short sharp shocks.  The CD box set is usually [...]

A Forest Of Stars

Interview With A Forest Of Stars

Some time ago Alternative Matter’s very own Mat Davies was quite amazed by the latest A Forest Of Stars record, entitled Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring. Reason enough to have a friendly chat with these lads. On behalf of the band The Gentleman (TG) and Curse (C) answered some questions on [...]

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A Forest of Stars – Opportunistic Thieves of Spring

I’m a huge fan of the artistic vision- that tenacious determination to craft something unique; the translation of artifice into Art. Metaphoric hats off then to A Forest of Stars who, with their latest album, Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring, will have you believing that black metal began in the late [...]

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Ulver – War Of The Roses

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Published on: April 28, 2011

It’s one thing to be pleasantly surprised; it’s quite another to be utterly captivated. With Wars of the Roses, Norwegian dark troupe Ulver have delivered a haunting and spellbinding album that will have you reaching for the superlatives dictionary long before the final strains of this uncompromising work have ended. [...]

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Primordial – Redemption at the Puritan’s Hand

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Published on: April 13, 2011

When you’ve released six albums, all of which have built a reputation for forward- thinking creativity, impassioned song-writing and single-minded belligerence, what do you do next? It’s a question that must have been on the minds of Primordial as they approached their next body of work. The answer? Well, if [...]

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